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Good Code, Bad Code

Think like a software engineer

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Good Code, Bad Code lays out lessons and mindsets that will take your code from “junior developer” to “senior engineer.”

Good code or bad code? The difference often comes down to how you apply the conventions, style guides, and other established practices of the software development community. In Good Code, Bad Code you’ll learn how to boost your effectiveness and productivity with code development insights normally only learned through years of experience, careful mentorship, and hundreds of code reviews.

Good Code, Bad Code lays out lessons and mindsets that will take your code from “junior developer” to “senior engineer.” This instantly-useful book distils the principles of professional coding into one comprehensive and hands-on beginner’s guide.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Tom Long is a software engineer at Google. He works as a tech lead, mentoring and teaching professional coding practices to new graduates and beginner software engineers.